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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Provided you have them ofcourse. I've had mine for a month now and allways have the ipod going. The looks I get when people hear
Five Finger Death Punch, Metallica , Machine Head , Butcher Babies (metal head if you cant tell) blaring is funny..But while out for a cruise last night i decided to shut it off and was reminded of what a pleasure it is to just ride with nothing but the wind.Really felt good.Think I'll switch it up more often.

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Unless 2 up I have a local radio station on at a volume I can here. I figure my right to listen to what I want ends at the ear of the closest person.
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I leave the radio/ipod off for the first ten to fifteen miles and on the way home I do the same. You have to listen to the motor and the bike every day to prevent problems.

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I leave the radio/ipod off for the first ten to fifteen miles and on the way home I do the same. You have to listen to the motor and the bike every day to prevent problems.
You must be riding a Harley now Johnny???


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Mine is on all the time a mix of local radio around town and XM when I am out for more than 15 min or so. I have it turned down that I can still hear the bike for the most part. I do have times where it is great just to turn it down or off and enjoy the songs of the road. When I have it off when I park a lot of the time I forget to turn it on for a while the next time I ride.

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As one who is approaching his ninth decade on this planet and been riding for more than 60 years, I find it amusing that you youngsters need to be constantly entertained. OK, maybe its a generational thing, but I find that riding involves a helluva lot of concentration and I can't tolerate self inflicted distractions. I've had full boat tourers for decades and whenever I turned on the tunes, I found it too distracting and turned it off within five minutes. The only time I kept it on longer was when riding through Kansas and other parts of the Midwest. My bike's stereo system, the pipes, produces my favorite music--nothing can top that for me.

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I'm with Johnny. I like to hear the sound of my bike; listening to be sure everything is performing as it should. Riding is my entertainment. However, when it gets stretched out, a tune here & there sure ain't a bad thing



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I am with the old guy on this one.

I prefer to listen to my bike. When I first got my Sena I used to listen to the music on my IPhone, but I decided I would rather not have any distractions while I am riding.

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My radio is on pretty much all the time, not blaring loud unless i get a good song! Mostly just for the background noise i guess. I can still hear the motor purring down the highway, i can hear those days its running smooth, and the days its not.

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On rides of a half hour plus I put on my blue tooth headset. Classic rock. New stuff to me is Nirvana, which is great. After I get rocked out the quiet is nice. Last week I listened to a baseball game for a hundred mi. I would never let speakers blair where it would annoy others.

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